Got milk? The “udderly” timeless question of the necessity of milk has existed for what seems like an eternity, yet still remains unanswered. The truth is that in order to live up to our potential as people, we all need to have our daily glass of milk.
Milk offers nine vital nutrients, including potassium, vitamin D, and calciYUM! These three nutrients make up 75 percent of what the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee identified as under-consumed nutrients. Just by drinking one glass of milk a day, you could easily compensate for what your body lacks otherwise.
While some may argue that other foods contain nutrients, none have equal quantities, varieties, or condensations of different types of nutrients. And if you aren’t consuming a supplementary amount of these nutrients, calcium and phosphorus can actually be withdrawn from the bones, resulting in a weaker body.
We all know that milk gives us strength, but what else? According to the Nestle family, “Protein is important to fight diseases, renew cells, build muscles and maintain healthy hair and nails. That is why your diet should provide enough proteins.
Milk is an important source of protein, since each glass contains almost eight grams.” With a high concentration of carbohydrates, milk also provides energy to help you get through the day.
The consumption of the nutrients in milk also prevents cardiovascular disease and even cancer.
Other benefits include glowing skin, strong teeth and bones, proper intake of vitamins, and weight loss.
One popular myth is that milk is very fattening; however, low fat or non-fat milk offers little to no risk of fattening or any noticeable weight gain.
But don’t have a cow if you aren’t drinking your milk every day. It should go unsaid that milk is more than just a beverage, but is used in everything from cake to all the cheesy jokes in this article. With lactose in such a variety of food groups, it is easy for anyone to become the dairy queen. The only question that remains is how will you milk your life?